1. [ adverb ] to, toward, or in the northwest
Synonyms: north-west nor'-west
2. [ adjective ] situated in or oriented toward the northwest
Synonyms: northwesterly northwestern
Related terms: north
3. [ noun ] (geography) the northwestern region of the United States
Synonyms: northwestern_united_states
Related terms: geographical_area West Cascades
4. [ adjective ] coming from the northwest
Synonyms: northwesterly

"northwesterly winds"

Related terms: north
5. [ noun ] the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
Synonyms: NW nor'-west
Related terms: compass_point
Similar spelling:   northwester